A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER flying from Singapore to Milan early this morning returned to Changi Airport about three hours after takeoff, after the plane had an engine problem.
Shortly after the plane landed back at Changi Airport, the right wing caught on fire. Here’s a video of the incident, from one of the passengers onboard:
Per The Straits Times:
“The blaze was quite fierce and we waited for around two to three minutes before the fire engines arrived,” she said.
“All the passengers were surprisingly quite calm.”
SIA said the right engine of the plane caught fire after the plane touched down at Changi aircraft at 6.50am.
Passengers disembarked through stairs and were transported to the terminal building by bus.
Thank goodness everyone was okay, though that’s quite a fire! They don’t yet know the cause of the incident, though I’ll be curious to see once the report is released.
(Tip of the hat to Jim)